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Elnora Foundation began in 2016 when the founder Gayan Troussard had a calling to encourage and support survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking by giving them tools to invest in their future. Mrs. Troussard saw the life changing benefits of assisting survivors with achieving personal goals that lead to self-sufficiency and freedom from a life of abuse. Giving survivors the necessary tools to shape and change their future is the main focus of the Elnora Foundation. Mrs. Troussards experience in social services is extensive and multifaceted, from serving the Homeless in Washington, DC, advocating for abused and vulnerable children in New England to advocating for survivors of domestic violence in Virginia.

Mrs. Troussard was formally educated at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree and at Loyola University Chicago School for Social Work where she earned a Master of Social Work degree. In 2016 Mrs. Troussard received an Honorary Doctorate from Global Oved Dei Seminary and University in recognition of her service to the community and the human services field. Mrs. Troussard currently serves as President and CEO for Elnora Foundation

ounder and CEO Gayan Troussard

About Us

Elnora Foundation, a 501C3 nonprofit, provides support and services for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. When you give to Elnora Foundation you are helping survivors of domestic violence across the nation become self sufficient. Offering services in the DC Metropolitan area, we are located in Manassas, Virginia.

Our Mission:

Elnora Foundation's goal is to empower and support survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking by promoting self-sufficiency as they gain stability in the community.

President/ CEO

Gayan Troussard

Board of Directors

Martin Thomas - Board Chair

Lisa Scott - Secretary

Angeline Thomas - Treasurer

Dr. Renee Allen

Patty Briotta

Lisa Scott

Ms. Scott has over 17 years' experience working in health care. She has a BSN from Hampton University and a MSN from George Mason University. Most recently, Ms. Scott completed a full-stack web development program at General Assembly. She currently works as a program analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton and works per diem at Premier RN Geriatric Care. Ms. Scott's passion for serving others is demonstrated in her long standing involvement in the community. Throughout her time in the Northern VA area she has involved herself in a variety of community service activities such as tutoring, mentoring, and feeding the homeless. Ms. Scott believes strongly in Proverbs 3:27 " Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it."

Please visit her on LinkedIn.

Lisa Scott

Dr Renee Allen

Dr. Renee Allen

An extraordinary Commentator, Dr. Allen is the Founder & C.E.O. of Star Entertainment Group LLC. The inaugural host of News Channel 8 Television ShowWomen’s Business Report,” and host of the Renee’ Allen & Friends Show on WLVS Radio – the largest online broadcast in the United States www.ListenVisionLive.com, every Wednesday at 7pm (EST). She was featured in the second edition of Who’s Who in Black Washington, DC, as one of the “Women of Excellence.” Devoted Youth Activist and received the Mentor of the Year award from the Mentor Series - Ft Meade High School. Renee is a Co-author of three books; Head Ladies in Charge (HLIC), The Fearless Living Experience and Permission to Win. She is the penning author of a 21st Century Self Help book “Your STAR Power Within.” Dr. Allen was highlighted as the Inspirational Woman of the Month by the Enchanting Women’s Foundation, Woman of the Year-BE THERE Magazine, featured in the online publication FAHARI, and Life Style Correspondent for COPA STYLE Magazine. She is a recipient of the EPNET Entrepreneur Speaker award, Play Time is Over (PTIO) Standing Ovation award, Black Wall Street Award to name a few. She has served as an adept Panelist on WHUR 96.3FM: XM Radio Channel 141-“He Said; She Said,” Pillow Talk and The Daily Drum. She has appeared on News Channel 9-Great Morning Washington, ION TV Metro Magazine and hosts/moderates/emcees many prestigious events such as; Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS), CFC, NAACP, Fannie Mae Conference, Mrs. DC America Pageant, CCPGC/CMC Red Dress Ball, , BMW Pay It 4ward Series, The Spectrum Circle, Women Business Solutions, Peak Performance Institute, Power Networking Conference (PNC), “ANYA By Vivien”, DC Metro Her Life, D.C. Swim Week, Women’s Empowerment Conference (WE3), National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), MOMS Who Roc and more. Dr. Allen is the face of Women Veterans United Committee, Inc. (WVUC), the Official Emcee, Historian, and Chair of Mentoring & Veteran Outreach for Sisters 4 Sisters Network, Inc. and an active board member for Chase Your Dreams Academy, Bethany House of Northern Virginia, and Elnora Foundation.

Dr. Allen is a 21 year retired & highly decorated Veteran in the USN/USNR where she served on the prestigious PRESIDENT of the United States METU Mayo-Clinic Team for Presidents’ Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. She has one son, Chase Joseph, and is proud & committed to helping him and many others of all ages, realize their potential and ultimately, living their passion, living a healthy lifestyle & reaching their goals.

For Bookings & Rates: ReneeAllenandFriends@gmail.com

Host/Emcee, Youth Advocate & Speaker, Panelist, Moderator for your upcoming event.

Martin Thomas

Mr Martin Thomas is an accomplished Realtor with proven sales track record since 2002. Able to generate own business through aggressive prospecting and networking. He is successful in closing business, working with owners, buyers, investors, and commercial landlords, and developing long term relationships with clients.

Mr Thomas is a Woman’s Health Advocate with Nspire Network. Educating men, women and young girls all over the world about the harmful effects that today’s sanitary napkins and tampons may have on women’s bodies. He is a certified Distress Property Expert with certification since 2012 and Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute in 2006. Mr Thomas studied at Montgomery College where he studied Business Administration. Real Estate Licensed in Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia and Notary Public"

Martin Thomas